Local Briefs

Posted: Feb. 10, 2020 1:50 am

QUINCY -- "The Ripple Effect," a feature length documentary film, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at John Wood Community College Auditorium.

The film tells the story of Kevin Hines, who attempted suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He miraculously survived his suicide attempt and devotes his life to being an activist, promoting suicide prevention. The film shares Hines' story, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration, and hope that are helping millions heal and stay alive.

Admission is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited and will be first come, first served. There will be mental health staff on site and information available about helping resources in the area.

Barbara Baker Chapin, Director of Development at Transitions and Chair of the Adams County Suicide Prevention Coalition, indicates that the film is shown, compliments of Bridgeway in Macomb, in partnership with Transitions of Western Illinois and the Adams County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

There will also be a showing for area high school students at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20, at Quincy Senior High School auditorium.

For more information contact Barbara Baker Chapin at 217-223-0413.